Vers Issigeac

30 x 40 cm. Oil on Panel.© The Artist.SOLD

For the first time this year, painting to the accompanying sound of an orchestra of cicardas. Alll the pleasant memories of summer resurfacing. High temperatures over fields of tall grass, their mauvey-pink heads of seeds swaying in the gentle eveing breeze. Bands yellowing wheat & white barley shimmering in the milky sunlight. The land giving off much humidity. Not dark till 9,30. Summer is fast approaching. In the night time much thunder. I wonder if the circardas were listening to the storm?

EXPOSITION – Mai des Arts, Bergerac

Bergerac Waterfront #2
36 x 46 cm. Oil on Panel.© The Artist.

Je expose au ‘Mai des Arts’ à Bergerac ce dimanche 13 Mai. 10 – 18 hr.

Alors, aux pinceaux les artistes exposants dans les rues et aux achats et bon rencontres les spectateurs.


‘Vendanges – Journée Ensoleilée (finished state)’
81 x 44 cm. Oil on canvas .© adam cope

Terre Rouge, Printemps – QUERCY

‘Terre Rouge, Printemps’
30 x 40 cm. Oil on Panel.© The Artist.
terre rouge (fr) = red earth (en)
The red earth again, this time making a startling tapestry with the fresh, bright green growth of spring. For more about the iron mars red soil, see previous post ‘Terre Rouge, Appelation de Cahors’

81 x 50 cm approx. © adam cope

Another painting from my ‘cuvée vendanges 2006’. Needing to finish off my larger paintings for this year’s exhibitions, which are fast approaching. All the teaching to be done as well… tempus fuigit.

repainting an oil painting – finishing an oil painting

This is a slow painting, which takes its time to be finished. I think of those stories of Bonnard, who could never ‘finish’ a painting, of how even when bed-ridden before his death, was asking his newphew to repaint certain patches. ‘A brush in one hand, a cloth in the other’. He would have had a complete horror of fast-shooting ‘a painting a day’ minatures.
For myself however, I feel there’s still mileage for me in plein air small size works & want to continue on with this project. I’m priming up another batch of panels, so ‘aux pinceaux Adam’. I’m happy with a balance between large, slower paintings & small, quick paintings.